Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some BCTGM-made goods to get your barbecue off to a great start.
The products listed on these pages are just some of the BCTGM-made products and is not inclusive of every BCTGM Local or union-made product. BCTGM members work for hundreds of North America’s best food companies producing thousands of quality goods, too numerous to list. As always, look for the BCTGM Union Label!
Burnham and Morrill (B&M), Portland, Maine (Local 334)
Soda Pop—Canada Dry, 7-UP, A&W Root Beer, Orange Crush, and RC Cola, Denver, Colo. (Local 26)
Frito-Lay, Inc., Rold Gold Pretzels, Canton, Ohio (Local 19)
UTZ Pretzels/The Bachman Company, Reading, Pa. (Local 6)
Frito-Lay, Topeka, Kan. (Local 218) & Vancouver, Wash. (Local 364)
Pirate Booty, Keystone Foods Products, Inc., Easton, Pa. (Local 6)
Mike-Sell’s Potato Chip Co., Dayton, Ohio (Local 57)
Happy’s Potato Chips/Old Dutch Foods, St. Paul, Minn. (Local 22)
Bugles, General Mills, West Chicago, Ill. (Local 316G)
Safeway Bakery: Local 114 (Portland, Ore.), Local 118 (Washington, D.C.), Local 68 (Baltimore, Md.)
Hostess Brands, LLC, Ding Dongs, Twinkies, SnoBalls – (Only Hostess Brands sweet cake products from Indianapolis (Local 1) and Columbus, Ga. (Local 42) bakeries.)
Bread & Rolls
Bimbo Bakeries U.S.A.: Bimbo, SB Thomas, Sara Lee, Nature’s Harvest, Earthgrains, Freihofer, Colonial, Metz, Arnold, Brownberry, Oroweat, Entenmann’s, Ball Park, Marinela, Maier’s, Beefsteak, D’Italiano, J.J. Nissen, Boboli, Mrs. Baird’s, Heiner’s, Tia Rosa (tortillas), Stroehmann
While not BCTGM-made, these products are made by hardworking members of other AFL-CIO affiliated unions.
Ball Park franks
Butterball turkey tenderloins, drumsticks, burgers and franks
Empire Kosher chicken and turkey
Foster Farms poultry
Hormel beef, pork and chicken franks
Here’s a brief list of beers and ales made by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the International Brother of Teamsters (IBT), the United Autoworkers (UAW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), and IUE-CWA.
Genesee Cream Ale
Or if you prefer union-made ROOT beer, chose Barq’s, Blumers or Old Philadelphia. For non-alcoholic beer give Sharp’s a try!